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Celebrating 50 years of award-winning housebuilding

Celebrating 50 years of award-winning housebuilding

When owner and founder of Shanly Homes, Michael Shanly, built his first property in Pinner, Middlesex in 1969, it would have been difficult to imagine that 50 years later, this Beaconsfield-based company would have grown to more than 200-people strong and built over 12,000 new homes, many of which have been delivered in the Thames Valley area.

During this time, the company has carved out its own unique place in the market. Its focus on providing characterful and distinctive new homes with an emphasis on high-quality design, specification and final finish has contributed to its success. In 2018, the company recorded sales across an average of 20 live sites every month.

This success is underpinned by an award-winning and dedicated team whose expertise enable the company to deliver a broad range of homes for almost every aspect of the property market. This includes luxury townhouses and apartments by the River Thames in Windsor to large-scale regeneration schemes in Maidenhead. The in-house architecture team is adept at ensuring that each home works in harmony with its surroundings, caters for the needs of the local area, and appears bespoke in both look and feel.

The Shanly Group of companies also comprises its commercial arm, Sorbon Estates. As a long-term investor, asset manager and developer of commercial properties across the South East, it has played an integral role in enhancing communities across the Thames Valley region. Sorbon Estates portfolio comprises more than 300 commercial properties, including offices, retail and leisure units and manages 1,300 commercial tenants.

Over the past 50 years, the company has been proud to work with some of the most exciting retailers and restaurateurs in the industry, from The White Company and Phase Eight to Prime Steak & Grill.

However, it is people and communities that are at the very core of the Shanly business. Even today, there are members of the Shanly team that began their careers with the company decades ago. The company takes pride in the personal development of its team, with a dedicated Shanly Academy that provides comprehensive training and learning experiences to some of the industry’s most promising future stars. This is in addition to Shanly Group’s recent partnership with the University of Reading to curate an exhibition and sponsoring a number of student lectures in its architecture faculty throughout 2019.

It is this passion for people and communities that inspired the creation of Shanly Foundation which was established with the sole purpose of supporting local charities and organisations and is financed entirely by the profits generated by the Shanly Group of companies.

As well as forming long-term partnerships with selected charities such as Thames Hospice and Sayers Croft, the Foundation welcomes applications for donations

to help support some of the most disadvantaged in the community. To date, the Shanly Group and Shanly Foundation have contributed in excess of £20 million to support hundreds of local community groups and charitable organisations. In 2019, to mark the company’s 50th anniversary, the Foundation will be donating a further £55,000 to 17 charities selected by staff, Shanly Homes customers and Sorbon Estate tenants.

Tamra Booth, group operations director of the Shanly Group, commented: “Fifty years on from the completion of the first home in Pinner, we are delighted to again be recognised for delivering award-winning homes and amenities. Winning the prestigious Housebuilder of the Year Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team who take enormous pride in delivering excellent homes. We couldn’t be happier to win both this and Residential Development of the Year Award for our Thameside scheme in our 50th year.”

The past 50 years of solid business growth have placed the company on a firm footing and it has an exciting pipeline of projects underway as it moves forwards. The company will continue to champion local business, communities, people and work closely with its partners to ensure another successful 50 years in the industry.

Team Shanly at a team building day

Case studies

Thameside, Windsor

Thameside in Windsor is a collection of prestigious apartments and townhouses. This award-winning development comprises 24 gated apartments and four townhouses, located on the banks of the River Thames and with the historic Windsor Castle as its backdrop. These sumptuous properties benefit from exceptional design, sustainable features and best-in-class specification.

Thameside has been created to suit a range of buyers – from downsizers looking for a smaller, yet generously sized home, to professionals, offering plentiful space to unwind after a long day. Its well-proportioned interiors are complemented by outdoor space in the form of either a terrace or a balcony with views of Thameside’s picturesque surroundings, including the River Thames and Windsor Castle


Windsor House, Marlow

Windsor House is positioned in the sought-after market town of Marlow and comprises 17, luxury one and two-bedroom apartments. Located on Marlow High Street and within walking distance of the River Thames, residents are ideally placed to benefit from the town’s excellent selection of boutiques, independent shops and restaurants, as well as access to the nearby river.

Previously an office building, the attractive exterior of Windsor House has been thoughtfully retained and matched with contemporary and luxurious interiors. Buyers at Windsor House are drawn to the scheme for its prime location, high specification and generous sized apartments, some of which, also come with a terrace.

Green Trees, Maidenhead

Located in nearby popular Maidenhead, within distance of the River Thames, Shanly Homes’ Green Trees development comprises 10, two-bedroom and two, one-bedroom apartments. Boasting a grand, brick exterior and inspired by arts and crafts style-homes, the building has been designed to work in harmony with the local area.

These contemporary apartments are open plan, light-filled and spacious. All homes at the development come with either a terrace or balcony, overlooking the manicured lawn outside of the scheme. While homes at the development come with Help to Buy, Green Trees has been particularly popular with buyers looking to move out of their family home in the area and into a new home that does not compromise on style or specification.

Trinity, Slough

Nestled between Eton and Windsor, Trinity in Slough is an attractive collection of 114 two-bedroom apartments spread across three urban villas. Located within easy access of the sought-after suburbs of Windsor, Bray and Marlow and just 17 minutes from London Paddington by train, the development has been popular among young professionals, couples and downsizers, all drawn to the convenience and extra security provided by this gated community and the unique style of the scheme.

The development, which is now in its third and final phase, boasts a distinctive architectural shape, lifting the local streetscape. Apartments at Trinity boast open plan living areas, built-in appliances and a luxurious en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. All homes come with private balconies, extending the living area, and gated allocated parking.

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